Vitenskapelig artikkel   2016

Leister, Wolfgang; Tjøstheim, Ingvar; Schulz, Trenton; Joryd, Göran; Larssen, Andreas; de Brisis, Michel

Publication details

Journal:

International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences, vol. 8, p. 50–64, 2016

Publisher:

International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA)

Issue:

1&2

International Standard Numbers:

Printed: 1942-2660
Electronic: 1942-2660

Links:

FULLTEKST: http://thinkmind.org/download.php?articleid=lifsci_v8_n12_2016_5
OMTALE: http://thinkmind.org/index.php?view=article&articleid=lifsci_v8_n12_2016_5

Science centres and museums struggle to measure how engaging specific installations are for visitors. We present a framework for assessing visitor engagement by using non-intrusive technologies. We present a profile for mapping out an installation over eight dimensions and how we created it. We also present techniques for performing assessments using the facial expressions of visitors and asking short, targeted questions to visitors. Combining these together results in a fast assessment that happens as a visitor interacts with an installation. We have performed evaluations of three different installations in three science centres: one looked at the role of competition in exhibits, one at ways to automate the assessment, and another at how altering components like narrative in an installation affects the assessment’s result. The assessment framework and classification method work in multiple installations and form the basis for a new tool for measuring engagement in a visitor centres and museums.